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Finally, a challenge to the bizarre release of murderer Bernie Tiede

By Tod Robberson
Dallas Morning News
June 18, 2014

I continue to outraged, as I was in my May 8 blog posting, about the release from prison of Bernie Tiede, the confessed and convicted murderer of Marjorie Nugent in her East Texas home in Carthage. Tiede was portrayed sympathetically by actor Jack Black in the Richard Linklater film, Bernie, which was a fictitious dark comedy that poked fun at a real-life tragedy.

Killer inside him: Movie puts 1996 East Texas murder back in spotlight

By Ryan C. Perry

PART 1

NEW BOSTON — In a prison in this East Texas town lives an inmate people once called the nicest man in Carthage. He preached at his church, helped students through college and volunteered around the community. He sang at weddings and funerals, and was a regular performer and director in the Panola College Theatre Department.

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